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Tourists fly in for African Birding Expo in Entebbe

UTB CEO Asiimwe opens the African Birding Expo
UTB CEO Asiimwe opens the African Birding Expo

The world’s bird watching community has descended on Entebbe Botanical Gardens as Uganda hosts the annual African Birding Expo.

Tourism, business clinics, birding challenges, conferences and exhibition awards will be some of the highlights Friday to Sunday.

Several items for the birdwatching community will be available. These will include, scopes, binoculars, guide books, tours, foods, clothes, and any other related equipment.

Participants include tour operators, hoteliers, conservation organizations, travel agents and airlines.  For this expo, trips have been planned to the The Uganda Wildlife Education Center, Entebbe Mabamba Bay, Mabira Forest,  Mpanga Forest,  Ssese Islands, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest  and Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) CEO Stephen Asiimwe welcomed the international community in a ceremony today.

Uganda is a birder’s paradise. Over half of all bird species in Africa can be found in Uganda making it the richest African birding destination. Even within the surroundings of the capital city Kampala, you can record nearly 300 species in a day, and all this is thanks to the richly diverse of habitats from the scenic shores of Lake Victoria to the lush forests of the Albertine Rift and the banks of the mighty Nile River.

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